[OS X TeX] OgreKit does not reactivate the file it just worked on

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 18:47:15 EST 2009

On Jan 9, 2009, at 6:31 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jan 9, 2009, at 5:15 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Jan 9, 2009, at 4:14 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>> My "QuestionBase" is now built from a single template of which I  
>>> "just" fill-in copies. But, occasionally, I think of an  
>>> improvement in the template and, in order to keep things in line,  
>>> I have to make the change in very many already filled-in copies  
>>> of the template.
>>> Obviously, this should be a matter for Applescript but is far  
>>> beyond my admittedly very low capabilities in that regard. So,  
>>> what I do is open, say, 20 or 30 or these copies at a time (I am  
>>> afraid of TeXShop conking out on me), and:
>>> 0. Click on the top file (in case file 1 is not yet active),
>>> 1. Click Find
>>> 2. Click Replace
>>> 3. Click on the top file (to reactivate file 1),
>>> 4. Command S
>>> 5. Command W
>>> Now file 2 is automatically on top and active.
>>> 1. Click Find
>>> etc
>>> Step 3 is the rhythm breaker and is needed because, after the  
>>> search and replace, OgreKit does not reactivate the file it just  
>>> did the search and replace on.
>>> At least in my case, such automatic reactivation would make much  
>>> sense.
>>> What does the people think?
>>> Should that be a suggestion to the powers who are?
>>> Curious regards
>>> --schremmer
>> Howdy,
>> If you are always finding a single thing and replacing it by  
>> another single thing in the many files and want to use this method  
>> you need only set the Find field and Replace field once. Do what  
>> you've been doing for the first file; then the Find and Replace  
>> fields are set. For the rest of the files just do a Find Next (Cmd- 
>> G) and then
>> use Replace (hmmm... no shortcut in TeXShop for that so go to  
>> System Preferences->Keyboard and Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts [this  
>> exists in 10.4.11 too] and add a shortcut for TeXShop [you'll  
>> press the + at the bottom and choose all applications and then  
>> work your way to TeXShop] only. The menu name is Replace and Ctl- 
>> Cmd-G [others may give conflicts] should be the shortcut. After  
>> saving re-open TeXShop and check that the Replace menu item has  
>> Ctl-Cmd-G as its shortcut) via the (new) shortcut Ctl-Cmd-G. That  
>> way there is no opening of the Find window at all.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> Howdy,
> If the thing you're finding only appears once in the file you need  
> not create the shortcut at all! Just use Replace and Find Next (Opt- 
> Cmd-G) twice; the first time will find and select the item and the  
> second will replace and (unsuccessfully) look for the next find.

I hadn't thought of that but still doesn't deal with the need for  
step 3, does it>

Grateful regards

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